Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce


Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce
Spinach and cauliflower, each cooked on its own side, then bound together with a roasted sesame béchamel.
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30 min.26 min.56 min.
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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce
Pour 30 g sesame seeds onto a baking sheet and roast in the oven at 150°C (300°F) for 15 minutes, then set aside.

Note: You can also roast them for 5 minutes in a small frying pan over medium heat.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce
Prepare 800 g cauliflower, then slice it (a mandolin is ideal for this).

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce
Pour the strips into a saucepan and cover with milk, add 1 sprig thyme, 1 garlic clove, and salt.

Cook over low heat, uncovered, until the cauliflower is tender.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce
Drain (save the milk for another recipe), then remove and discard the thyme and garlic clove.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce
Prepare and chop 1 shallot.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce
In the just-rinsed cauliflower pan, melt over medium heat 20 g butter.

Add the chopped shallot, salt and pepper, and cook without browning, stirring, for 1 minute.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce
Add 600 g cooked spinach...

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce
... then the cauliflower and mix.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce
Finish with the roasted sesame and 200 g Bechamel sauce, mix again.

Stage 10
Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce
Check the seasoning, and it's ready.
Remarks
If you have time, use the milk from cooking the cauliflower in step 4 to make the béchamel sauce.

No time to roast the sesame? Too bad, just use it as it is, it won't taste as good, but it's acceptable.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, protected by cling film.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,587 Kcal or 6,644 Kj95 gr117 gr105 gr
79 %37 %11 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
59 Kcal or 247 Kj4 gr4 gr4 gr
3 %1 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
397 Kcal or 1,662 Kj24 gr29 gr26 gr
20 %9 %3 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sesame, Milk, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.89 €
  • Per person : 1.22 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Jerusalem artichoke purée with leeks, Indian rice pudding, Elsa's Comtoise galette, Cannelés, Milk rolls, ... All
CauliflowerCauliflower: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Roasted cauliflower, How to prepare cauliflower, Vegetable tartare, Cauliflower and egg salad, Parmesan cauliflower cheese, ... All
Cooked spinachCooked spinach: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach on toast with bechamel, Baked eggs with chicken and spinach, Spinach brik parcels, Creamy spinach and potato gratin, Poached eggs with spinach and Comté milk, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bolognaise lasagne, Mornay Sauce, Stuffed artichokes au gratin, Chilli chicken and spinach gratin, Spinach Mornay, ... All
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